Galoshes Family Day CareCommunity Subscriber
El Cerrito, CA
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Dear Berkeley Parent Network, I would like to strongly recommend Galoshes Family Day
Care for your little child. The day care is for kids very small - newborn to two-three
The owner, Gail Pavlosky is the most sweet, gentle and smart caregiver that I ever
meet. And I have looked around a lot to find a good care for my two kids. My second
one went to Gail's day care from when she was 3 months old and it was a bless for me.
Living my girl in Gail's hands made me feel safe everyday.
Beside the owner, the girls that work there are also all very nice and always ready to
help. I am not from Berkeley and I don't have family around. Every time, and I say
every time, I had some emergency, both Gail and the girls were ready and happy to
My daughter never cried when i left her to the school and I believe that this is
because she always felt truly loved. The girls always pay attention to the single
child need and do their best to please parents's preferences. Gail has a very cool
program and she send you update every month about the projects that she plan to do
with the kids. So little but they do a lot of cool stuff (like cooking, drawing,
painting in order to explore colors seasons/animals and so on).
Please contact me if you want to hear more about it. I will be always grateful to
Gail, so I am happy to recommend her (and her day care) more and more. And i hope that
this can help also some new mum, I know how hard is to find the right person to take
care of your new born.
Ludovica (from Italy)
Our family moved from the East Coast when my husband accepted a job at CAL and we were quite nervous about finding good quality childcare. Gail Pavlosky, owner and director of Galoshes Family Daycare, has completely changed our prior conception of home-based daycares and eliminated all our fears about finding a good place for our daughter. Upon meeting Gail, my husband immediately knew she was the provider for us. She has a natural gift with children, is sensitive to each child's needs and has the ability to meet them where they are. She is kind, calm, competent and a valuable resource for our parenting questions. While the kids range in age from 3 mos to 3 yrs, Gail develops and implements a curriculum that touches each child. She is creative in her developmentally appropriate approaches to social, emotional, and intellectual learning. She offers healthy and wholesome meals and has introduced our daughter to many new foods. Gail employs the most warm and caring staff, including her daughter Hannah Pavlosky, who are vital to her team. They love our daughter as if she was their own and our daughter has blossomed in their care. I can wholeheartedly recommend Galoshes Family Daycare and my husband says "She's brilliant!"
We moved to CA in March 2012, had come from a formal daycare center, and were a bit skeptical of home-based programs. We visited several options when we moved to El Cerrito and found Galoshes through a referral. We were hooked immediately. Galoshes is run by a very warm and caring provider, Gail, out of her home. Gail has a degree in childhood development and has been running a daycare for almost 20 years. She is also a mother of four wonderful children of her own.
As first time parents we often ask Gail for advice on discipline, eating, and development. Not only is Gail a wealth of knowledge and experience, she cares for each child like they were her own. Our son was 6 months old when he started with Galoshes and was not quite crawling yet. Within 3 months, he was walking, much more verbal, and very interested in engaging with other children. Not only did we see a developmental leap immediately from joining Galoshes, our son was obviously in love with the daycare, Gail and her assistants, and the other children. Our son gets excited when we pull up to her house and is never ready to leave at the end of the day. You can reach Gail at gpavlosky [at] gmail.com.
David and Samantha